Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA
The November dinner/meeting of the 13-14 season was the largest ever - kicked off with over 90 guests - an auspicious start to a great season! If you know any retired or former officers who live or spend the winter in southwest Florida, why not invite them to join us? Records are made to be broken, after all.
Board of Directors for FY 2013-14
Chapter: President - Roger Triftshauser; Vice President - Fred Bondurant; Treasurer - Alex MacKenzie; Secretary - Nancy Collura; Past President - Doug Quelch; Membership - Steve Epkins; Public Relations - Corky Boyd; MOAA Liason - Paul Hoden; Auxiliary Activities - Mary Bondurant; Directors at Large - John Bathke, Jim Dozier, Joe Smaha, Scott Logan.
Foundation - LEE COAST CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOUNDATION, INC. President – Roger Triftshauser; Vice President – Fred Bondurant; Secretary – Nancy Collura; Treasurer – Alex MacKenzie; Directors at large – John Bathke; Chanucey Goss; Doug Quelch; Karon Rathgeber; Joe Smaha, .
Board Meeting Schedule, Both Boards:
December 4, 2013, at 1000 at Merrill Lynch, 13250 University Center Blvd., Fort Myers.
TBA: January 2014, February 2014, March 2014
Non-Board Member Committee Chairs
Dinner Arrangements, Joe Surico; Chaplain, Woody Stemple; WebMaster, Bob Wimbush
2013-14 Dinner Speakers, Reservations, & Menu
Monday, November 4, 2013 – Speaker: Hal Crispi, WWII B-29 Pilot; JROTC Color Guard & Vocalist.
Monday, December 9, 2013 – Speaker: Mr. Gary Bryant - Employment Opportunities for our Veterans; Kim Gaide – Lee Memorial Health Systems Military Support of the Troops; Big Arts vocalists featuring Patriotic and Seasonal songs.
Monday, January 13, 2014 – Speaker: Dr. Nancy Graham, Superintendent Lee County Schools
Monday February 10, 2014 – Speaker: Mr. Tom Eastwood – Counterintelligence Lecturer Spoke last year.
Monday, March 10, 2014 – Speaker: TBA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Speaker: Hon. Tom Hall, former Chief of Naval Reserve and Asst. SecDef for Reserve Affairs
Reservations must be received by 2359 on Wednesday, 4 December 2013.
Social hour commences at 1745. The Community Chorus will perform at 1845 followed by the meeting , dinner, and speaker(s).
Menu December 9, 2013:
House Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing, Rolls and Butter
Meat Lasagna – Stuffed with Ground Beef, Italian Sausage Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan & Marinara
Slow Roasted Pork Loin - with Gravy, Whipped Potatoes and Chef’s Vegetable
Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Soda
Vegan Plates are available.
You will need a personal check for dinner and a credit card for cocktails (No Amex)
We will stop reminding you once your reservation is recorded, so, if you get multiple mailings, either you have not responded or your reservation is somewhere in cyberspace…. Yes, it happens…. Please re-enter your original reservation/decline.
To cancel, re-enter, or change your reservation, simply re-enter your preference by clicking on the reservation box above PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE DINNER. That will overwrite your previous reservation and generate a new confirmation.
Close the reservations window after your reservation is confirmed on your screen.
Cancellations after the cut-off date and no-shows will be billed the full dinner amount
Helpful Hint: To avoid standing in line to check in at dinner, please fill your check out at home, in advance. Dinners are $30 each. Name Tags are $10 each.
We would appreciate receiving your annual dues of $25 promptly in order to replenish our treasury.
Bring a check to dinner or snail mail to: Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957
It is important you tell us if you do not plan to attend. Cuts off reminder mailings.
You will receive an email conformation of acceptance or decline within a couple of days.
Dress: Gentlemen – sport coat, no tie; ladies – go for it!
Please bring BOTH a check payable to Lee Coast MOAA for the dinner (To speed dinner check-in, please make checks out in advance ) and a Visa or MasterCard to use at the bar. No AMEX.
No-Shows will be billed.
Driving Directions are at the end of this letter.
Chapter Dues – $25.00/yr. Payable May thru November
Chapter dues of $25 are payable each May, and it’s a renewals only policy. Pay if you want to continue membership. New members are charged dues the first May after they first attend, and membership is dropped if unpaid by November. Please respond directly — with a check, preferably — to Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Nametags are $10.00 each. They are specially made and must be paid for by check when you join. Every member and attending spouse is requested to wear one. $10 per tag is the chapter’s cost.
Veterans Voices Symposium – FGCU Feb. 12
One of the best vets events of the year! Click here to learn more.
I am honored and humbled to be the President of the Lee Coast Chapter. I take up this challenge knowing full well we cannot accomplish our goals, objectives, and strategies without everyone’s help.
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The chapter has currently about 100 members, but would like to increase that number. We have extensive lists of ex-military officers, many members of National MOAA, with local addresses sorted by town. Please click here if you would like to work on the membership recruitment project.
And, if you know officers who don’t currently attend… Bring them to dinner.
MOAA Websites – Use “BACK” to return to the Lee Coast MOAA Website
National MOAA Website: www.moaa.org
Florida MOAA Chapters Council Website: http://www.moaafl.org
Florida Military Message Center: http://www.moaafl.org/FMMC/
Dinner Info & Driving Directions
Dinner Information: Social hour begins at 6 pm. Dinner is $30.00. The chapter is not equipped to process credit cards and Crown Colony is not able to process cash, so please bring BOTH – a check for dinner and a Visa or Mastercard for the bar. No AMEX, please. Please wear your MOAA name badge. Seating is first-come first choice. There is no reserved seating. Sport coats for gentlemen – no tie required. Ladies, you always look fabulous.
Directions to Crown Colony: Crown Colony is on the left hand side of Winkler Road, about 3/8ths of a mile south of the Summerlin & Winkler light. Security is tight, so you must give your name at the gate and present your driver’s license. You must be on the guest list to be admitted. Follow signs to the clubhouse — about a mile. Plenty of parking.
Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA Bylaws
Snail Mail: Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957
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